Kerry's County Town

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A short 15 minute drive from the airport is Tralee, Kerry’s Capital, a spirited and lively town which acts as the main Kerry gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way. Best Large Tourist town 2015, it is also the business, shopping, educational, and industrial capital of the county, playing host to international technology companies as well. Steeped in medieval history Tralee recently celebrated its 800th anniversary. The town’s highest profile recognition comes from the International Rose of Tralee Festival which is hosted every August.

Tralee and the Wild Atlantic Way
Tralee Bay is a jewel on the longest defined coastal touring route in the world. With stunning seascapes that will take your breath away, Tralee is the ideal base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way in Kerry and is less than an hour by car from other destination towns featured on the Wild Atlantic Way – Ballybunnion to the north, Kenmare to the south , Dingle to the west and Caherciveen .

Family Fun
Tralee offers a wealth of family entertainment easily researched on Unmissable attractions range from the Aqua Dome to Tralee Bay Wetlands, Kingdom Greyhound stadium and The Playdium to name a few.

Tralee town centre boasts an eclectic array of stores. The main Mall and Square are hosts to famous retailers such as Shaws, Carraig Donn, Penneys and as well as many family-owned businesses and boutiques. The town also has a huge range of retail parks on the outskirts

Bars & Restaurants
Tralee a Purple Flag town who’s hoteliers, restaurateurs and chefs offer quality food at reasonable prices. People looking for authenticity, can experience the local culture in world famous bars and pubs where traditional music and story-telling give tourists a real sense of place. This is what sets Tralee apart from other destinations.

Arts & Culture
The National Folk Theatre, Siamsa Tire, based in Tralee and the Kerry County Museum in the Ashe Memorial Hall provide visitors with a rewarding insight into the Kerry culture. Gaelic games may be enjoyed at Austin Stack Park.